Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libxfont, xorg vulnerabilities (USN-344-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

iDefense security researchers found several integer overflows in
X.org's font handling library. By using a specially crafted Type1 CID
font file, a local user could exploit these to crash the X server or
execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27923 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19974

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3739